Sugar Skull Candy, La Muerte Inspirations

Today, is quite sad day for me. This is ‘the day of the dead’
 today back in my country, we call it Swieto Zmarlych. Each year we go to cemetery and we bring  flowers, and lid the candles for those who passed away. This is the day when you meet you family again, and talk about the one you love. It the time when you should have a moment to pause and talk to those departed spirits.

It was only a day after my deadlines at University when I got phone call from my mum. She told me that my dad passed away. It didn’t sink at first. I put the phone down and went to sleep. I was exhausted and I didn’t want to believe. When I wake up few hours later, I thought ‘Gosh only bad dream’ but then I checked my phone and messages and realized. No, it wasn’t.  My dad was so proud of me doing University. He didn’t do his, so he always wanted us to succeed. I know it may sound stupid, but I think he waited (even though he didn’t know) but he waited for my deadlines! He knew if this would happen before, I wouldn’t be able to complete anything!  I flew home then and this was when it hit me really, seeing the big hole in ground (we still burry people). I looked into the hole and I cried,  I lost it! I start blaming the hole for taking my dad away, I wanted the cemetery guys to come and put the sand back where it was and never bury my dad. It was so emotional. I don’t even know if I was fully conscious then. Today, I still can’t believe. I still never said a proper goodbye to him. My last meeting with him was ending in a little argue and I was mad at him. Today, I regret a single word I told him. Only if I could turn back time to say how sorry I was! Today my mum send me picture of his grave. I didn’t seen it before and it was weird!
Today, I also wanted to turn negativity into positivity. As my dad inspired me to be creative, that I want to today show you how people turn Day of the dead, into creative pieces ( also know as Dia de los Muertos or La Meurte). La muerte, sugar skull or candy skull inspirations are flooding into UK, every Halloween now. I actually wanted to dress up like that but then I got ill and ended up at staying home. La muerte is a day, where Mexicans all dress up and and do big parade, this day is make all those who passed away happy. They celebrate the day by making sugar skulls, painting the faces, dressing up and dancing. Sugar Skull inspirations can be found also in home décor and even chocolates. Let’s have a look at few examples J  It's in bedding, candles, bathroom, literally anything! 





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21 comments

  1. Thanks to my daughters homework, I know about this and for an extra part to her homework we made Bread of the Dead today x

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  2. What some absolutely awesome idea, I have to admit I do like sugar skulls. x

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  3. I love the skull wallpaper, I've always had a thing for skulls, oddly, and the sugar skull candy looks great.

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  4. I am so sorry to hear about your father but I know that you are making him proud with your creativity and intelligence. You go girl!

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  5. Bless your heart Anna, I'm so sorry about your dad <3 I'm sure he's still so proud of you trying to channel your emotions into your creativity! Sugar skulls are always so interesting to look at with all their patterns and everything :) Stephanie x

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  6. Your dad would be so proud of your creativity :) You are very talented x

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  7. I am truly sorry for your loss.

    I found this post really interesting. I never realised the history behind sugar skulls. I just thought they were creepy skulls. I like them more now I understand.

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  8. I am so sorry about your dad and I am sure he knew how much you loved him and think of him x

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  9. I am so sorry to hear about your dad. How awful. Really interesting post, thank you for sharing. Kaz x

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  10. Really like all these style ideas that you've come up with! Am very sorry to hear about your Dad but it's good that he inspired you to be so creative and I hope you continue to be :)

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  11. I celebrate this holiday every year. It is important to set aside the time to remember #ukbloggers will pin this on my day of the dead pinterest board

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  12. I love Skull Candy! & I'm so sorry to hear about your father. ox

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  13. Bardzo podoba mi się motyw tych czaszek :)

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  14. Sorry to hear about your dad. I lost my dad some years ago so I can relate. Our dads would be so proud.

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  15. Thanks for sharing your story with us and I'm sorry to hear about your Dad. I'm sure he's very proud of you. I didn't know about La Muerte so thank you for sharing that. You've picked out some gorgeous pieces. I love anything with skulls on.x

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  16. so sorry to read about your dad. I've never been a fan of skulls but these look nice actually!

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  17. Sorry to hear about your loss, but well done on looking for a positive on a very sad situation. x

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  18. Oh hun, that must have been so difficult. So sorry to hear about your Dad. However, I do love how you remember him. I love all the designs. Many are very beautiful.

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  19. I love this time of the year with Halloween and day of the dead and love the sight of all the Sugar skulls in the shops - how amazing are those taps!

    Laura x

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  20. I find it strange that yet another holiday/festival has become so commercial. Nothing seems sacred or special any more.

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  21. This holiday touches home for me as well, it was the theme for my tribute tattoo piece. Doesn't matter if they're dead or alive, everyone should take the time to remember those that they have around them. I'm sure that your dad is very proud of everything you have achieved.

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